Homework Cafe offers after school small group tutoring to students in the library. Teachers meet with students about specific lessons and homework questions. Organized by Ms. Houston, our AVID coordinator, the Homework Cafe is a perfect opportunity to ask questions and get one on one answers. High school tutors will also be coming soon to assist with peer tutorials. Computers available for student use and snacks are provided. Please stop by to get ahead!!
Next week students across the nation will be celebrating Red Ribbon Week. Red Ribbon Week teaches students the importance of staying drug free. Sam Houston students are excited to celebrate their choice to be drug free. Each day students will have the opportunity to dress for a daily theme that will demonstrate their commitment to staying drug free. Please use the link above for a listing of each day's theme.
Parents each student is currently receiving their binders with specific items within them for free. Students are required to have their binders with them every day while at Sam Houston Middle School. Our students receive homework in some of their classes through the week and it’s imperative you are monitoring your child’s homework and grades periodically throughout the week.
The Grit Club
Our campus has established The Grit Club. The Grit Club is dedicated to achievement in the areas of academics, attendance, character building. In order for your child to participate in The Grit Club your child must maintain 80% or better within all of their classes. They may not have any discipline referrals and cannot have any unexcused absences for the current school year. The students who meet all of the qualifications outlined will receive the opportunity to attend pep rallies, field trips, and a variety of other incentives our campus will offer throughout the current school year. Our goal in starting this endeavor is to help students facilitate total ownership of their academics and areas of their social cognition as a way of refusing to settle for mediocre or average grades and behavior. We want to instill within our students that hard work and dedication is the upmost importance and that they should strive to reach each apex of those domains. This process will be evaluated every six weeks to ensure students continue to have an opportunity to join.
We are currently selling hoodies for $20.00. Please pick up an order slip in the main office if a hoodie is wanted. Our main goal is to build unity by having all students purchase a hoodie to show their school pride and commitment.
Irving ISD was named the 2015 National Advanced Placement (AP) District of the Year for expanding student access to AP courses and improving AP Exam performance.
$22.5 million in scholarships were award to students in 2015. 137 scholars were awarded scholarships through The Irving Schools Foundation.